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The Shell House

A Grade II Listed Building in Polperro, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3316 / 50°19'53"N

Longitude: -4.5178 / 4°31'4"W

OS Eastings: 220899

OS Northings: 50999

OS Grid: SX208509

Mapcode National: GBR NC.XHCK

Mapcode Global: FRA 18F5.1RW

Entry Name: The Shell House

Listing Date: 26 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1329056

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61586

Location: Polperro, Cornwall, PL13

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Polperro

Built-Up Area: Polperro

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Talland

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

LANSALLOS THE WARREN, (north side), Polperro
SX 2050-2150
6/118 The Shell House
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GV II

House. Circa early to mid C19. Stone rubble, part rendered with ornate decorative
covering of shells on ground and first floor executed by Mr S Puckey in C20. Slate
roof with gable ends. Rendered brick stack on left-hand gable end.
Original plan uncertain but it could have been a 2-room plan over a cellar.
3 storeys with entrance on ground floor and further entrance on first floor
approached by external stair. Regular 2-window front. Ground floor with entrance on
right with C20 door in open timber porch with shaped brackets and fascia boards.
Large rectangular C20 window to left and further to left, retaining wall and stair
leading to first floor entrance. C19 cast iron balustrade. First floor with
projecting porch on left, corbelled out and decorated with shell patterns. Upper
part of porch glazed with part glazed C20 door. To right, 2 segmental arched
openings with C19 4-pane sashes. Second floor with 2 similar windows. Front
elevation decorated with various patterns of shells including illustration of
Eddystone lighthouse. Shell decoration ceases above first floor.
Interior not inspected.
Included for group value.
Source; The Field 1955.


Listing NGR: SX2089950999

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